Playgroups provide families with a safe and supportive environment to build
connections to the local community and form friendships to share the family
journey with. Being able to come together and share and connect with other
families is beneficial for the entire family and an important step to positive
mental health and wellbeing for both parent/carer and child.
Across the ACT, there are all kinds of Playgroups, and no two Playgroups are the same. Some playgroups are more structured and follow a set routine, whilst other playgroups are flexible and take the lead of the children. Some Playgroups may also have more than one session per week.
ACT Playgroups has community Playgroups open to all in the community, and then specific types based on age of child, cultural language groups, Montessori, parents with multiples, intergenerational and more. To find out more about the different types of playgroups, click here.
Community Playgroups are led by volunteer parents/carers in the local community and take place at schools, community centres, church halls, or any suitable community space. You can join a playgroup or start your own!
Playgroup gives children an opportunity to:
Playgroup provides parents and carers with:
Playgroup also allows parents and carers to:
Who can attend playgroup?
and their parents, carers,foster carers, grandparents, aunties and uncles, nannies …
Every family member or carer is welcome.